Feel Like You’re in NYC on the Daily

posted by Alanna Davey on 2011.04.11, under Design, Drink, Gifts, Home

If you have ever been to New York City, or have watched Law and Order, Nurse Jackie or any other TV Show based in NYC involving blue-collar workers for that matter, you have surely seen the “we are happy to serve you” paper cups.  They have been immortalized in a ceramic version, which up until now if you live in Toronto you could only order online.   The cups are now available at Up to You for only $17.00.


New Years Queen

posted by Alanna Davey on 2010.12.31, under Accessories, Drink, Home, LuvZ

New Years Eve is my least favourite night of the year, yet everyone else seems to think it is sooo important.   This year, I would have loved to have a classy dinner party with one of these on my table, filled with champers.  But instead, I am sure I will be slinging beer at an overcrowded house party:P

LuvZ | the Anne Metal Champagne bucket from Teatro Verde. There is one left, if you still need a centrepiece for tonight!

Magical Holiday Fruit

posted by Alanna Davey on 2010.12.21, under Drink, Food, Health, Recipes

Cranberries seem to turn up fresh around the holidays, and disappear for the rest of the year.  So take advantage of the harvest, and make your own fresh cranberry juice and sauce, or pop a couple of the tart little guys in your mouth raw, for even more free radical fighting power.

On top of being full of  super antioxidants, cranberries are chalk full of vitamin C, and have the ability to decrease inflammation, which can help ward off certain cancers and heart disease.

Clarifying Vanitea Results

posted by Alanna Davey on 2010.12.12, under Beauty, Drink, LuvZ

So I can officially say that I LuvZ Pure and Simple’s Skin Clarifying Vanitea.  I have been sipping it for three weeks now pretty consistently, at least 2-3 times a day.   Honestly the cystic acne on my jaw line has become 100% more manageable, and 80’ish’% less frequent.  I used to have 3-4 painful cysts under my skin on a regular basis, and after the first week of using Vanitea it went down to 0-1 cysts consistently.  The new cysts I am experiencing are far less painful than what I had been getting for the last year, and in combination with the Prid they are coming to the surface even faster too.

Bomb Gift

posted by Alanna Davey on 2010.12.11, under Drink, Food, Gifts, LuvZ

OMG LuvZ | This little gift from uncommongoods.com.  A clever take on the poisonous Fugu fish and a sea mine, has this porcelain pourer screaming- “Sake Bombs”.    With one spike open to pour and fill, four of the other spiky perches hold a shot glass for detonation.  Available for only $98.00, and a perfect pairing with the Alessi sushi set.